Jersey Company Member Record
Harry George Richards
Month Joined:
February 1915
Age (1915)
Jersey Militia Unit
Rank (1915)
Royal Irish Rifles No.
Hampshire Regt. No.
19 Church of England Artillery Rifleman 4186 30012
Personal History    
The son of Henry and Florence, of Gloucester Street, St Helier. At the time of the war, he loved in the Parade, St Helier, and worked in the Jersey Mechanic's Institute.

Went to the front with the Jersey Company in December 1915. In June the following year he suffered wounds when struck in the leg by shrapnel from an exploding shell. After returning to duty in July, he was wounded for a scone time in August, this time more seriously. After treatment in hospital, by mid 1917 he was back at the front. Wounded for a third time in the fighting at Frezenberh in August that year. By January 1918 he had recovered and transferred to 2nd Hampshire Regiment along with most of the other Jersey Company survivors. Killed in action in the fighting near Bailleul in April 1918.


None Available
Notes / Comments Medals
Photo Source(s)
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal N/A
Date of Death:
10 April 1918
Grave Photo
Cemetery / Memorial Photo
Ploegsteert Memorial N/A
Grave / Memorial Reference:
Panel 6